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Whether you studying for school or career exams, trying to fix your car, learning a new language, or mapping your family tree, the library will help you on your way.  As a library patron, you have access to a large number of online databases that you can access at your convenience.

Browse our online databases and other resources by alphabetical listing. If you’re working from outside the library, you’ll have to enter your library card number in order to access the database.

Academic OneFile provides postsecondary students with peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and more.
Academic Search Main Edition Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Main Edition provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more.
Access World News A comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles as well as newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts and more.
Ancestry.com Library Edition Search for genealogy & historical records in stories & publications, as well as photos & maps. In-library access only.
AP Newsroom AP (Associated Press), one of the oldest and largest news organizations in the world, has been capturing the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years.
Ask Here PA Pennsylvania’s statewide 24/7 live Chat reference service—free to all residents of Pennsylvania—is a quick way to get answers to your questions. Ask your question. A librarian is on hand to chat with you. It’s that easy. If your question involves lengthy research, we’ll get you started in the right direction or provide information about other resources.

AtoZdatabases “The database offers 30 million business & executives profiles, 220 million residents, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, 2 million new businesses, 2.3 million live job listings, interview tips, resume templates, background/criminal search and much more. The database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, marketing research, employment opportunities, background/criminal searching, finding friends and relatives, and much more!”

AtoZ World Culture includes 121 topics for 175 countries. Starting with a country snapshot and cultural overview, topics include: climate; food and recipes; history; language; maps; money and much more. AtoZ World Culture includes teaching tools and lesson plans for educators.

AtoZ World Food contains more than 7,000 traditional recipes from 174 countries, along with thousands of ingredient, food culture, and reference articles, making it the largest food database of its kind.

Auto Repair Source “Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.”
 BookFlix Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource for grades pre-K – 3 that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to help build a love of reading.

Books & Authors Powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series, Books & Authors connects readers from every level of reading proficiency to fiction and non-fiction books that match their interests.

Books, movies, and more in a PA library (Also known as Access PA database) Books, movies and more in a PA library (also known as the Access PA Database) is a combined catalog reflecting the holdings of over 2,600 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 43 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.

Brainfuse: HelpNow provides live online tutoring for elementary, middle school, high school, intro college, and adult education as well as offering a Learning Suite & Writing Lab. Adults can also receive help writing a resume, practicing a test, learning more about Microsoft Office and more. Click on the “Adult Learners” button at the top of the Brainfuse page to access these resources.

Brainfuse: LearnNow offers thousands of lessons, quizzes, and tests to help you master academic concepts including practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, career test prep, job resources and resume/interview prep, essential computer skills business/career writing help and more!

Business Insights: Essentials offers information, full-text articles, and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students.

Contemporary Authors This e-resource provides access to biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.
CyberSmarts This interactive e-book collection for grades 3 – 6 offers users a safe, simulated Internet experience with hands-on instruction on how to deal with important online safety issues.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) –  “The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science…The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others.” –DPLA website.

Driving-tests.org LML has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their PA driving tests! Choose from several different permit tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of PA’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.

eBooks on EBSCOHost provides access to hundreds of thousands of books from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.
Educator’s Reference Complete provides access to 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Its key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of select reference eBooks which includes subjects such as the Arts, biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion and science.
General OneFile is a general interest periodical resource, offering more than 8,000 titles. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.

GreenFILE This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR) focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. It provides news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development, etc.

Health & Wellness Resource Center Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. A broad collection of full-text reference works is included!
heritage quest
Heritage Quest Online Search the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), family genealogies and local history articles, Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant application files, and individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), founded to serve African Americans.

Informe Academico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America.

InfoTrac Newsstand is a full-text newspaper resource that provides more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.

InfoTrac Student Edition provides secondary school students with access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books, covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Inventors & Inventions This resource provides in-depth essays on inventors & their inventions from around the world (for access from home, click here)
Kids InfoBits provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
Note: Law Depot has moved to the OverDrive Libby app or can be accessed through Libby on the web (when logged in). 
LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, users will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.

LISTA This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960’s.

LML Catalog Search the library’s collection of print, movies, music and electronic materials.


LitFinder International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder’s collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.

Morning Call Collection Powered by Newsbank, the Morning Call Collection provides full-text access to the Morning Call newspaper from 1984-present. Full-image versions of published editions of the paper from November 2019-current are also included.

Novelist K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Includes nonfiction works.
Novelist Plus NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, author read-alikes, articles, lists and more. NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.

OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks Enjoy best sellers, classics and titles from your favorite authors! Available to download to smartphones, Android tablets, iPads, eReaders, PCs and Macs. (Need help?)


OverDrive Magazines Over 3,000 magazine titles available! Popular magazines such as US Weekly, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Newsweek, Esquire and Readers Digest are just a few of the titles available . All you need is a library card in order to take advantage of this great resource!


PA Online Learning provides access to tutorials on popular software items such as Excel, computer, Internet and social media skills as well as how to use library resources, such as POWER Library.

Pennsylvania Job Resources POWER Library highlights job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These PA government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
Power Kids A POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids.  Kid-centered e-resources, Chat with a librarian, Books, movies, and more, and PA Photos and Documents, are presented in a single, kid-friendly interface. This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Power Library Vast collection of online resources in art, music, business, education, health, literature, science and much more! This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Research in Context provides middle school students with language arts, social studies, and science curriculum support through age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, etc.

Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers patrons the award-winning interactive approach used by millions of learners around the world and now is accessible in the library–or anywhere, anytime. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. Patrons can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. For mobile app help, please click here.

Salem Press Critical Insights Salem’s Critical Insights series distills the best of both classic and current literary criticism of the world’s most-studied literature. The library offers full-text access to the following works:
Critical Insights Themes: Dystopia
Critical Insights Themes: Good and Evil
Critical Insights Themes: Virginia Woolf and 20th Century Women Writers
Critical Insights Works: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Science Reference Center This e-resource contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, Science Reference Center includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Science Reference Ebook Collection This e-resource is a collection of over 230 reference books from top educational publishers and university presses.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center “Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.”

Teacher Reference Center “This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.”

TrueFLIX The truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth about people, places, nature, history, science, and more! TrueFLIX provides eBooks that are enhanced with a related content in a variety of text types and media–including primary sources, fiction, videos, audio clips, images, and related websites. This science and social studies resource for 3rd through 6th graders includes a “Resources & Tools” section which offers lesson plans, quizzes, promotional materials and other downloadable resources.





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